Under the aegis of Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd. (UPMRC), the civil construction work of Kanpur Metro Project is on-going with exceptional pace. UPMRC started the final process of U-Girder casting on Monday i.e. around 2.5 months earlier as compared to the Lucknow Metro Project. On Monday, UPMRC’s MD Shri Kumar Keshav kicked off the concreting procedure of the first U-Girder after a Pooja Ceremony.
On this occasion, Shri Kumar Keshav congratulated the Metro officials and said, “The construction work of the Kanpur Metro project is being executed faster than the Lucknow Metro project. The casting of the first U-girder of Kanpur Metro has been started about two and a half months earlier than the Lucknow Metro and is a major achievement for UPMRC. Lucknow Metro project has the distinction of being the fastest constructed and executed Metro Project in the country and I congratulate the entire metro team that the work of Kanpur Metro is being done faster than Lucknow Metro.”
What is a U-girder?
The platform that is prepared and placed on top of the piers (pillars) of the viaduct, on which the metro track is laid, is called a U-girder. These girders are pre-casted or pre-fabricated in the casting yard and are then placed with a crane over the pillars at a fixed time (at night) considering the aspect of safety.
Specifications of a U-Girder:
Around 600 girders will be casted for the Priority Corridor. A girder will have a length of about 27 meters and a weight of about 147 tons. An arrangement has been made to prepare 18 girders simultaneously in the casting yard of Kanpur Metro and a complete set of 6 girder will be prepared at one time.
Source :- Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd.